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“Absolutely Spectacular” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kings Canyon Scenic Byway

Kings Canyon Scenic Byway
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Owner description: A 30-mile scenic drive between Grant Grove and Cedar Grove Village.
chicago area
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

the sights on the drive are AWESOME! I would recommend using the turnouts often to take in the views; perhaps different drivers for each leg so the "driver" can enjoy the scenery. Because of the dry conditions, we were able to take a dip in the waterfall pool which was totally outstanding and something to brag about. But beware - the water was very cold!

Visited July 2013
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Well worth the trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We wanted to get away from the crowds and decided to see parts of the Park that may not get as much attention. We drove east on Route 180 from Grant Grove Village and went as far aw Zumwalt Meadow. The 30 mile drive was well worth it. We saw waterfalls, the rolling waters of the Kings River, the spectacular granite cliffs and the beautiful Zumwalt Meadows.

Visited June 2013
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Enfield, Connecticut
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Super scenic canyon road”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Continuous curves and high altitudes with incredible views of 5000 ft granite canyon and river below. Plenty of turnouts to take it slow and you will likely take many photos. Expect to average 20 mph max.

Visited August 2013
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Winchester, Virginia
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565 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
“Spectacular Drive!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Take the time to drive to the end of the road. The scenery enroute changes drastically and the views are excellent. It is only 30 miles from Grant Village but just driving will take you more then an hour. Lots of hairpin turns and switchbacks. At the end, you can do a hike or 2 or cool off in the stream. There is a ranger at the end with good advice on hikes.

Visited July 2013
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Midwest
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“The only way to see the canyon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The drive to the "end of the road" is definitely worth if if you have time. The landscape changed dramatically the farther you go. Definately a must do.

Visited July 2013
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